Snarky Definition

snärkē
snarkier, snarkiest
adjective
snarkier, snarkiest
Ill-humored, short-tempered, etc.
Webster's New World
Critical, derisive, sarcastic, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Snarky

Adjective

Base Form:
snarky
Comparative:
snarkier
Superlative:
snarkiest

Origin of Snarky

  • snark +"Ž -y; 1906, as “irritable", from 1866 snark (“to snort"), by onomatopoeia. Compare Low German snarken, North Frisian snarke, Swedish snarka.

    From Wiktionary

  • From dialectal snark to nag from snark, snork to snore, snort from Dutch and Low German snorken of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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